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Pregnancy and type 1 diabetes

Women with type 1 diabetes can have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. It is important to plan and prepare for pregnancy before you start trying for a baby.

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Planning for pregnancy

Diabetes and pregnancy risks

Eating well and staying active during pregnancy

Diabetes-related complications before and during pregnancy

Diabetes during pregnancy

Labour and birth

After your baby is born


Your emotional wellbeing

Unexpected pregnancy

For partners, family and friends

How partners, family and friends can support women with diabetes during and after pregnancy.

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Pregnancy planning checklist

If you have type 1 diabetes and are planning for pregnancy, use our online checklist.

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Information and resources

Access pregnancy and diabetes health information including booklets, fact sheets and videos.

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In your language

You can access a range of pregnancy and diabetes information in languages other than English.

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Who can I call to ask questions?

Call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700 for diabetes support.

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Pregnancy and diabetes frequently asked questions and answers.

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Free access to diabetes programs

Learn to manage your diabetes confidently with free diabetes programs.

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Type 1 Diabetes and Me

Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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